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June issue out now

June issue out now

It’s crunch time for VIA. All options to secure its financial future are being investigated, including ways to increase funding, restructuring, a potential merger and even shutting up shop. 

Twenty submissions have been lodged with the NZTA on its consultation document on vehicle-certification inspections. Autofile looks into the submissions from VINZ, VNTZ and the AA.

Micro-mobility to mobility as a service were key themes of this year’s T-Tech19 – a summit organised by ITS NZ that aims to investigate how technology can help create safer motorists, cars, roads and infrastructure. 

Our industry profile on Ben Giffin, general manager of Mercedes-Benz Cars NZ, focuses on his rise from being a mechanic to getting to the boardroom.

Flip The Fleet believes there’s evidence electric-vehicle momentum is growing in New Zealand with the number of people considering buying one almost doubling over the past three years.

Toyota NZ has welcomed the Zero Carbon Bill introduced to parliament as legislation that provides “certainty to make investment decisions that will benefit our country”.

Natarlia Harold, of Jacanna Customs and Freight, has won a top award for a dissertation on stink bugs. 

Plus: Audi’s new level-four autonomous concept vehicle and more from the Shanghai Motor Show, Trade Me’s new strategic partnership, industry movers, disputes and in-depth industry statistics.

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Three leading automotive industry organisations reveal their relief at talk of moving Ports of Auckland’s freight operations to Northland being scotched by a report commissioned by the governmen

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The Motor Industry Association is seeking clarity about the possibility of new cars being dismantled on arrival in New Zealand to ensure no stink bugs hitch-hike across the border. It has raised the m

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Car dealers are bracing for demand to outstrip stock after a brisk return to business following the Covid-19 shutdown. Sales and enquiries are already up to about 60 per cent of the levels seen before

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How are dealers coping with the Covid-19 crisis? What do they have to do to operate under alert level three? What action will traders face if they flout the law? And what are our industry associations

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March 2020 will be remembered as the month New Zealand united in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. In this issue of Autofile magazine, we report on the “fight to keep the doors open&r

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Holden dealers will be individually discussing compensation packages, but the Motor Trade Association understands the level of these “at face value is fair”. Tony Everett, dealer sector ma

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Trade Me Motors says all car dealers could have offshore listings on the website if a pilot scheme is a success and there’s a demand for such a service. It has launched a trial for 200 listings

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The industry will feel the full impact of electronic stability control (ESC) rule on the market by mid-2020, predicts Greg Hedgepeth, chief executive officer of Turners Cars. “End-users looking

Magazine09 Jan, 2020